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What to do in Antigua and Barbuda (Podcast)

What to do in Antigua and Barbuda (Podcast)

What to do in Antigua and Barbuda (Podcast)

Hear about travel to the island country of Antigua and Barbuda as the Beginner Traveler talks to previous park ranger Jeff Ohlfs about his new vacation. 

Jeff claims, “As you know, I’m pretty park centric. There’s a ton of beautiful locations there to examine. There’s a good deal of nature and heritage there. They’ve received the all inclusive resorts all in excess of the spot. So it’s a excellent Caribbean island, if you want to get absent and just do the all inclusive and a beach front continue to be. I’m not that type of a particular person, but they’ve have 365 beach locations, a person for every single day of the calendar year there.”

Jeff frequented all 3 islands that make up the place of Antigua and Barbuda: Antigua, Barbuda and the limited uninhabited island of Redonda. He also designed a facet vacation to do an arial tour of the volcano on Montserrat.

We start on the principal island of Antigua. Jeff stayed in the most important city of St Johns which is also the key cruise ship port on the island. There have been 3 cruise ships in city when he frequented but it can get as several as 5. They are glad to see individuals ships all over again in Antigua as the huge bulk of the financial state will come from tourism. 

Jeff centered on the national parks and there are 4 on Antigua: Fort Barrington,  the Megaliths Of Greencastle Hill, Devil’s Bridge Nationwide Park, and Nelson’s Dockyard. Nelson’s Dockyard is also a UNESCO Entire world Heritage internet site.

Fort Barrington is aspect of the fortifications that protected St Johns and the island in the age of sail. Devil’s Bridge is a all-natural arch by the east coastline. Close to Devil’s Bridge is the best preserved of the aged sugar plantations on the island: Betty’s Hope.

The Megaliths Of Greencastle Hill is the “Stonehenge of the Caribbean”. It is not clear what the functionality of these standing stones was. 

Nelson’s Dockyard is a safeguarded bay on the south aspect of the island that was renamed for Admiral Horatio Nelson who was stationed in Antigua for aspect of his naval vocation. You can see the amenities that ended up made use of to source and keep the British Navy. The dockyard nonetheless sees ships occur in for repairs but caters additional now to the yachting group.

The closing nationwide park in Antigua and Barbuda is Codrington Lagoon Nationwide Park on the island of Barbuda. This location is a nesting location for seabirds like frigate birds. Jeff observed Barbuda on a tour that incorporated halting at the park, the pink beach front, the sea caves and Princes Diana Seaside.

Jeff did an additional day excursion out to Redonda but for this one particular you will require each particular permission and you will want to employ the service of a helicopter. This rocky island has been home to numerous hen species. There made use of to be a guano mining operation on the island but other than that the island has not been inhabited. Jeff says that Redonda is known as the “Galapagos of the Caribbean” as the birds there are not concerned of folks.

On the exact same excursion to Redonda, Jeff took a helicopter tour of Montserrat. Montserrat’s most important metropolis of Plymouth which was abandoned in 1997 since of volcanic eruptions. It was then typically buried in ash. A great deal of the island is however a volcanic exclusion zone. Viewing has been hard in the time of COVID mainly because of their coverage of a 5 working day quarantine.

No matter if you occur for the beach locations, the background or the rum, listen to why Antigua in the Lesser Antilles could be a enjoyment position to soak up the sun.

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Present Notes

Antigua and Barbuda
Santa María La Antigua
Antigua Seaview Inn
St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda
St. John’s Cathedral (Antigua and Barbuda)
Hemingway’s Caribbean Cafe
Fort Barrington
Megaliths Of Greencastle Hill
Chuck’s Travel
Fig Tree Travel
Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson
Shirley Heights Lookout – Visit Antigua & Barbuda
Nelson’s Dockyard
Admiral’s Inn and Gunpowder Suites
Talisker Whisky Atlantic Rowing Obstacle – The World’s Toughest Row
Devil’s Bridge
Betty’s Hope
Codrington Lagoon
Pink Sand Seaside
Barbuda Caves
Princess Diana Seaside
Kingdom of Redonda
The Alchemy of Air
Soufrière Hills
Antiguan Pepper Pot
Goat Water


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